The Bar Convent museum in York has appointed Sheila O'Connell as its new curator. She joins the Bar Museum from the British Museum, and has lectured extensively in Britain and the United States. The Bar Convent Museum is due to open on July 4.
St Mary's Redemptorist church in Clapham, London, will be celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour with nine days of prayer leading up to the feast on June 27.
September 12-20 will be National Spastic Society Week. The organisers hope that it will be an educational, as well as a fund-raising exercise. Although the society has existed for 35 years, it feels that the level of understanding in society about the problems faced by those with cerebal palsy is still very low.
Archbishop Luigi Barbarito, Apostolic Pro Nuncio, visited the headquarters of British Council of Churches last Friday. Archbishop Barbatio learnt about the work of the Council and shared his experience of ecumenical relations, especially in the Caribbean.
Star of Eastenders, Tom Watt, lent his support to an exhibition highlighting the problems of the homeless this week. The exhibition, staged by the Cooperative Services Ltd, is backed by the homeless organisation, the International Year of Shelter for the Homeless.
LAST JANUARY all the Catholic and Anglican bishops in England and Wales were sent a letter by the Families for Defence organisation, asking them their views on arms control and disarmament. Most of the • Catholic bishops who replied based their views on the Papal pronouncement which regarded nuclear weapons as morally acceptable as a stage towards progressive disarmament.
Trocaire, the Catholic Agency for World Development in Co. Dublin, Ireland, allocated £5.8m to 326 Third World projects last year. This sum is a high proportion of the agency's anticipated income of £6.5m. Out of this figure, £2m went to Africa £1.7m to South America. and £2.1 to Asia.